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Larry Schuler
02-13-2012, 08:03 PM
I think it is when the sun drifts through the curtains and I hear my wife stirring about downstairs. She wakes up so much earlier than me and she never tires of my observations on life. She is beautiful. :beerme:

Spitball
02-13-2012, 11:43 PM
I love mornings. I wake up about 6:00 AM and push the start button the coffee. I turn on my laptop and watch the birds at the bird feeder while I wait for it to come on. When the coffee is ready, I go get my wife up.

Later, I go to Panero Bread and have a dark roast coffee and a bagel. It pretty much goes downhill after that...until Happy Hour. :beerme:

Ohayou
02-14-2012, 01:07 AM
...is Folgers in your cup!

The Operator
02-14-2012, 01:17 AM
...is Folgers in your cup!Ah, beat me to it. Dang. :p

GAC
02-14-2012, 04:38 AM
I love mornings. I wake up about 6:00 AM and push the start button the coffee. I turn on my laptop and watch the birds at the bird feeder while I wait for it to come on. When the coffee is ready, I go get my wife up.

You really disappoint me Spitball, after knowing you all these years. You don't own a coffee maker with a timer? C'mon buddy! Get with the times! :p

I love our location. We live in the country. I'm pretty much like my Dad was. Even on my days off I'm still an early riser. There's just something about getting up in the early still mornings, the family is still fast asleep, grabbing your cup of coffee, and sitting on the back deck in the absolute peace and quiet. Very tranquil. You can hear a pin drop. And there is usually some critters, especially deer, roaming around the back.

I also enjoy listening to the Reds on the radio while relaxing out back. The coffee is then traded in for a beer. ;)

SunDeck
02-14-2012, 06:13 AM
I get up around 5:30, make coffee, have breakfast, check out a few news sites online (and RZ, of course), listen to NPR, maybe read for a while or go for a short run. At around 6:45 I take a cup of coffee up to my wife. That routine is at least a decade in the running. She thinks I'm being nice, but really I just like being by myself for an hour and a half every morning.

texasdave
02-14-2012, 06:28 AM
...is waking up. The first morning you don't wake up is really gonna ruin the entire rest of your day. All kidding aside, my morning ritual is walking the dog. Get up at about 530 and Choo (my dog) is ready to. I grab his leash and he runs to the front door. It never gets old.

oneupper
02-14-2012, 06:32 AM
Mornings?
I have trouble staying asleep, so I'll be up around 5 am, checking out the Asian and European markets and getting ready for work. I take my daughter to school, pick up coffee on the way back plus whatever is missing from the fridge. Get back, walk the dog, have breakfast.
Wife gets up around 9 am. Of course, she also goes to bed later. I'll have some more coffee or tea while she eats breakfast.

In the mornings, sometimes I feel like we're on different shifts. It works, notwithstanding, and we'll be celebrating our 25th anniversary in a few months. :)
Good thing that days are 24 hours long.

Caveman Techie
02-14-2012, 09:28 AM
During the week my mornings suck. Alarm goes off at 5:30am, I get up and shower, shave, and eat. By 6:20am I am sitting in my car for the hour long commute to work. I hate it. I really wish my company would just allow me to work from home.

On the weekends it's much nicer. I usually wake up ~6:30am, get up and turn on the coffee maker (no timer on the weekends cause if I sleep to 8:00am I don't want it scalding on the burner), once the first cup is ready I head out to the front porch and have my first cigarette and coffee. Nothing better than that. I'm getting ready to quit smoking again, so my weekend morning ritual will probably change but for now it's a nice slow paced way to start the day.

cumberlandreds
02-14-2012, 09:51 AM
...is Folgers in your cup!

I love smelling my Folgers brewing in the mornings. :)

Roy Tucker
02-14-2012, 01:24 PM
I'm a night owl. I love late nights, a quiet house, everyone in bed, and just me and the dog (who is snoring on the floor). I can read, watch TV, take a late night walk, and do pretty much whatever I feel like. With the demands put on me as a husband, father, and worker, it's rare that I get to do that. Now, I have learned to get up early and function pretty well. But its not my normal rhythm.

My wife is the early bird. She thinks its the most wonderful time of the day. Which is all fine with me. But she also thinks getting up is morally superior to us night owls and that we are slothful, repugnant, and damaged souls that need to learn the glories of the morning. Which is not quite as fine.

George Anderson
02-14-2012, 01:32 PM
I think it is when the sun drifts through the curtains and I hear my wife stirring about downstairs. She wakes up so much earlier than me and she never tires of my observations on life. She is beautiful. :beerme:

So i guess it is safe to say your wife reads Redszone? ;)

919191
02-14-2012, 02:15 PM
I'm a night owl. I love late nights, a quiet house, everyone in bed, and just me and the dog (who is snoring on the floor). I can read, watch TV, take a late night walk, and do pretty much whatever I feel like. With the demands put on me as a husband, father, and worker, it's rare that I get to do that. Now, I have learned to get up early and function pretty well. But its not my normal rhythm.

My wife is the early bird. She thinks its the most wonderful time of the day. Which is all fine with me. But she also thinks getting up is morally superior to us night owls and that we are slothful, repugnant, and damaged souls that need to learn the glories of the morning. Which is not quite as fine.
Same way here. My wife is in bed between 10:00 and 11:00. I can't even think of sleep till 2:30 or 3:00. Guess that's good as I work 12 hour night shifts. And I like it that way.

Rojo
02-14-2012, 03:59 PM
But she also thinks getting up is morally superior to us night owls and that we are slothful, repugnant, and damaged souls that need to learn the glories of the morning.

That's not just your wife. I think that must be some sort of relic of farming. As a night-owl, I resent it. I don't sleep any more or do any less than the weirdos who like the crack of dawn, but there you go.

Actually liberal radio guy Thom Hartmann has a theory about this that he's applied to ADD children. He calls it farmer/hunter syndrome. Farmer's get up early, focus easily on tasks, etc... Hunters stay up late, are hypervigilant, move quickly from task to the other and get bored easily.

medford
02-14-2012, 04:42 PM
That's not just your wife. I think that must be some sort of relic of farming. As a night-owl, I resent it. I don't sleep any more or do any less than the weirdos who like the crack of dawn, but there you go.

Actually liberal radio guy Thom Hartmann has a theory about this that he's applied to ADD children. He calls it farmer/hunter syndrome. Farmer's get up early, focus easily on tasks, etc... Hunters stay up late, are hypervigilant, move quickly from task to the other and get bored easily.

That's a great theory, but every hunter I've known gets up at the butt crack of dawn to sit in a deer stand or duck blind. :D

Spitball
02-14-2012, 06:06 PM
You really disappoint me Spitball, after knowing you all these years. You don't own a coffee maker with a timer? C'mon buddy! Get with the times! :p


Hahaha! Actually, GAC, it has a timer and is set for 6:08 AM, and the alarm clock is set for 6:15 AM. The thing is, I almost always wake up way early but stay in bed until 6:00.

OldRightHander
02-14-2012, 06:22 PM
My wife is the early bird. She thinks its the most wonderful time of the day. Which is all fine with me. But she also thinks getting up is morally superior to us night owls and that we are slothful, repugnant, and damaged souls that need to learn the glories of the morning. Which is not quite as fine.

I think we must be married to the same woman.

Larry Schuler
02-14-2012, 07:56 PM
My wife saw this thread and gave me a peck on the cheek. Thanks, RedsZone! :D

Spitball
02-14-2012, 09:21 PM
I think we must be married to the same woman.

Ah oh! A Redszone scandal! ;)

Jefferson24
02-14-2012, 11:04 PM
I wake up around 4 most mornings. I go back to bed till 6:30, then rise to get the boy on the bus, the girl to my moms and get to work by 7:35.

I wake up 2 or 3 times a night. I am usually happy when I see the clock and it only says 4:30 am.

Spitball
02-15-2012, 09:45 PM
Btw, in addition to my previously mentioned routine, I also eat a banana every morning. I have been doing this for at least twenty-five years after reading an article on the importance of eating bananas. I no longer remember what the article said and am pretty sick of bananas, but I am afraid to stop.

OldRightHander
02-15-2012, 11:44 PM
Btw, in addition to my previously mentioned routine, I also eat a banana every morning. I have been doing this for at least twenty-five years after reading an article on the importance of eating bananas. I no longer remember what the article said and am pretty sick of bananas, but I am afraid to stop.

We eat a lot bananas but I still like them.

texasdave
02-16-2012, 08:30 PM
Btw, in addition to my previously mentioned routine, I also eat a banana every morning. I have been doing this for at least twenty-five years after reading an article on the importance of eating bananas. I no longer remember what the article said and am pretty sick of bananas, but I am afraid to stop.

Contact Guinness. That's a world record. :)

RedsfaninMT
02-16-2012, 09:44 PM
I wake up around 4 most mornings. I go back to bed till 6:30, then rise to get the boy on the bus, the girl to my moms and get to work by 7:35.

I wake up 2 or 3 times a night. I am usually happy when I see the clock and it only says 4:30 am.

Sounds like we might be twins...at least we're not married to the same woman.;)